Direct Hit

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Direct Hit
Direct Hit Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Joseph Merhi
Paul G. Volk
Release Date 1994
Studio PM Entertainment Group
Main Cast
Character Actor
Hatch William Forsythe
Savannah Miles Jo Champa
Rogers Richard Norton
Terry Daniels John Aprea
James Tronson George Segal
Shelly Juliet Landau
Sam Deets Eddi Wilde


Direct Hit is a 1994 action movie directed by Joseph Merhi and Paul G. Volk and starring William Forsythe as Hatch, a hitman on CIA service. Hatch plans to retire but his superior James Tronson (George Segal) gives him one last mission: to assassinate a young woman who, as Tronson says, blackmails the politician Terry Daniels (John Aprea).


The following weapons were used in the film Direct Hit:

Contents


Pistols

Glock 17

Hatch (William Forsythe) carries a pair of Glock pistols, a Glock 17 and a Glock 19, sometimes used with sound suppressor. In several scenes Hatch dual-wields Glocks. During the encounter in Deets' house he gives Glock 17 to Savannah (Jo Champa). Some mobsters carry Glock pistols during the shootout in restaurant.

1st Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Hatch aims the suppressed Glock 17 on sleeping Savannah.
Hatch aims.
Savannah holds Shelly at gunpoint with the Glock 17.
A pair of Glocks on Hatch's table, one disassembled.
Hatch holds the Glock 17 in the final scene.

Glock 19

Glock 19 is Hatch's second pistol.

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Hatch fires Glock 19 in the opening scene.
A closeup of Hatch's Glock 19.
Hatch attaches the suppressor to Glock 19 in the scene in church.

Beretta 92FS

Beretta 92FS pistols are widely used by mobsters during the shootout in restaurant and by CIA operatives, including Rogers (Richard Norton), and police officers throughout the movie. In one scene Hatch (William Forsythe) takes a Beretta from Phelps (Gary Roberts) and uses it in the following shootout.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Hatch's partner (uncredited) readies his Beretta in the opening scene.
Hatch's partner on shooting range.
Kovar's driver holds his Beretta during the car chase.
Hatch's partner runs dry.
Hatch disarms a police officer.
A CIA operative aims his pistol.
Hatch holds a pair of Beretta 92FS pistols.
Rogers reloads his Beretta in the final scene.

Desert Eagle Mark VII

In the scene in restaurant gun dealer Kovar (Mel Novak) shows a Desert Eagle Mark VII, fitted with underbarrel laser aiming device; he claims the gun to be Zimmerman XT1 with laser sighting, brought from the Gulf War. Kovar uses this pistol during the car chase. In the climactic shootout one of CIA operatives uses same looking gun. This gun appear to be the same prop that is seen in Zero Tolerance and Cyber Tracker, filmed the same year and sharing the same armorer.

Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark VII with nickel finish - .44 Magnum
Desert Eagle and Walther PPK on a restaurant tray.
Kovar presents the "Zimmerman XT1".
Kovar holds the pistol while escaping from the restaurant.
Desert Eagle (without devices) in Hatch's armory (at the left).

Ruger KP89

In the final scene Terry Daniels (John Aprea) and James Tronson (George Segal) carry Ruger KP89 pistols.

Ruger KP89 - 9x19mm. Stainless version of P89 with SS slide and alloy frame.
Terry Daniels aims his pistol.
James Tronson draws his pistol.
Tronson aims.

Walther PPK

A Walther PPK is one of the handguns, used by Hatch's partner (uncredited) in the opening scene. In another scene Shelly (Juliet Landau) draws a PPK.

Walther PPK - 7.65x17mm Browning aka .32 ACP
Hatch's partner readies the PPK.
He fires on shooting range.
Desert Eagle Mark I and Walther PPK on a restaurant tray, among Kovar's guns.
Shelly draws the pistol from the garter.
She aims.
Shelly aims her PPK at Hatch while Savannah in turn holds her at gunpoint with the Glock.

Smith & Wesson 5906

One of the handguns, used by Hatch's partner (uncredited) in the opening scene, is the Smith & Wesson 5906.

Smith & Wesson 5906 - 9x19mm
Hatch's partner readies his pistol.
He fires on shooting range.
He uses the pistol in action.

Wildey Hunter

A Wildey Hunter with 8" barrel and underbarrel sighting device is seen among the guns, presented by Kovar in the opening scene. Later a Wildey is seen in Hatch's armory. In the final scene one of CIA operatives uses a Wildey.

Wildey Hunter, 8" barrel - .475 Wildey Magnum
Wildey Hunter with laser sight on a restaurant tray, among Kovar's guns (bottom right). It shares the tray with a partially seen Glock.
Wildey Hunter (bottom) in Hatch's armory.
A CIA operative fires his Wildey Hunter.

Claridge Hi-Tec/Goncz GA

Goncz GA-9

A Goncz GA-9 is presented by Kovar in the opening scene; he claims the gun to be full auto Klug Stinger with reversable clip, smuggled from Russia.

Goncz GA-9 Long Barrel pistol - 9x19mm
Kovar presents the "Klug Stinger".

Claridge LEC9

In the final scene most of CIA operatives are armed with Claridge LEC9 carbines.

Claridge LEC9 - The long barreled carbine version of the S9 - 9x19mm
A man runs with Claridge carbine.
Another man fires.
One more view of Claridge carbine.
A view from another side.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch SP89

Heckler & Koch SP89 with laser sighting device is seen among the guns, presented by Kovar in the opening scene. He claims it to be Uzi Blank 12 from Afghanistan. Same looking gun is used by a CIA operative in the final scene. Hatch (William Forsythe) uses a standard SP89 as his main gun in the climactic shootout.

Heckler & Koch SP89 Pistol with factory 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
SP89 with laser sight on a restaurant tray, among Kovar's guns.
Kovar presents the "Uzi Blank 12".
SP89 in Hatch's armory (bottom left). The MP5K-style SMG with foregrip appears to be a replica (see below).
A CIA operative holds SP89 with laser sight.
Hatch holds the SP89.
Hatch fires single-hand.
Another view of SP89 in Hatch's hands.
An operative is shot and drops his SP89 (standard version).

Heckler & Koch MP5K Replica

A Heckler & Koch MP5K-style SMG is seen in Hatch's armory. Due to ribbed SD-looking forends it appears to be a Daisy replica (same is seen in Zero Tolerance that shares the same armorer).

Daisy Softair Model 15 MP5K Replica Airsoft gun - 6mm BB; additional belt attached.
The MP5K-style SMG on top appears to be Daisy replica.

Steyr SPP

One of the mobsters in restaurant is armed with the Steyr SPP. SPP is also briefly hold by Hatch (William Forsythe) instead of his Glock in a continuity error.

Steyr SPP with 30-round magazine - 9x19mm
A mobster fires the SPP.
Hatch holds the SPP.
Steyr SPP (left) in Hatch's armory.

Uzi

An Uzi is seen on the wall in Hatch's underground armory.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Uzi (top) in Hatch's armory.

SerLea

Direct Hit is the only screen appearance of SerLea double barreled submachine gun (see Trivia section for the info about this gun). It is used by a CIA operative during the climactic shootout.

SerLea submachine gun - 9x19mm Parabellum
Left barrel fires.
Spent brass is extracted.
Right barrel fires.
Between shots.
Magazines are seen.

Shotguns

Mossberg 500 Cruiser

During the shootout in restaurant Hatch's partner (uncredited) and several mobsters use Mossberg 500 Cruiser shotguns.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 gauge
Hatch's partner readies the Mossberg.
He fires on shooting range.
He fires in action.
A mobster holds the Mossberg.
Another view of the scene.

Mossberg 500 Bullpup

Mossberg 500 Bullpup shotguns are seen in hands of CIA operatives, notably used by Rogers (Richard Norton) in the final scene. The shots have the effect of high explosive missiles.

Mossberg 500 Bullpup with 18.5" Barrel - 12 gauge
A CIA operative on shooting range.
Mossberg Bullpup (top) in Hatch's armory.
Rogers aims his shotgun in the final scene.
Rogers reloads...
...and fires with enormous muzzle flash.

Unidentified shoguns

A number of pump action shotguns with wooden furniture are seen on the shooting range in CIA headquarters.

A number of shotguns in gun rack.

Assault Rifles

Colt Model 653 Carbine

The fake SWAT team under the command of Rogers (Richard Norton) uses Colt Model 653 carbines.

Colt Model 653 "M16A1 Carbine" modified with a 16" barrel - 5.56x45mm
M16 Carbines are seen in gun rack in CIA headquarters.
Rogers holds M16 Carbine.
This AR-15 Carbine has strange looking stock that looks like an overly chunky mock up of the aluminium 2nd Gen collapsible stock.
A CIA operative with M16 Carbine.
M16 Carbine (bottom) in Hatch's armory.
A CIA operative carries the M16 Carbine in the final scene.

CAR-15 Carbine

A kind of CAR-15 carbine is seen in hands of one of Rogers' men. Rogers' Model 653 carbine switches to CAR-15 in a continuity error.

Commercial CAR-15 semiautomatic Rifle - 5.56x45mm. This is strictly a semiautomatic civilian copy of the XM177 style of rifles. The flash hider is a smaller diameter copy of the XM-177 and has no sound suppression qualities and is permanently welded onto the barrel to make it legal length for over the counter gun store sales.
CAR-15s are seen in gun rack in CIA headquarters.
A carbine with long flash hider in CAR-15 style is seen at the background left.
Rogers' man fires the CAR-15.
Rogers holds the CAR-15.
Another view of the long flash hider.

Other Weapons

M67 Hand Grenade

The M67 hand grenade is used by Hatch's partner (uncredited) in the opening scene.

M67 fragmentation grenade
The grenade is seen on the table.
Hatch's partner readies to blow the grenade.

Trivia

SerLea SMG

SerLea (or SerLea-ACE) is a double barreled submachine gun, designed by a Lebanese gunsmith who brought the design to the USA in 1990. Los Angeles Police Department showed interest in the design but rejected the proposal at last. A single prototype, owned by Arms Craft & Engineering (hence ACE in the name), was loaned to a movie studio and appeared in Direct Hit (all firearms for the movie were supplied by Arms Craft & Engineering and advised by armourer Micha Hamilton).

The weapon has twin barrels, twin magazines, and twin bolts, with a synchronizing device to turn the weapon into a single high rate of fire submachine gun. It is claimed that the weapon may fire one barrel at a time only if one magazine is inserted but in the movie SerLea fires both barrels alternately (see screenshots).




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